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    December 6, 2012
    7:30 - 8:00am PST  

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>> san francisco mayor lee is here to join us. this is especially special for us. about 14 months ago when we kicked off our first program lee was here. he helped cut the ribbon and launch with our first companies about 14 months ago, and i one thing i will say before you get up we thought long and hard where we wanted green star located and we knew we wanted it in silicon valley and we wanted to know where
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they were going to and we believe san francisco is on the way to being the heart and hub of silicon valley and where the heart and the leadership is and we will exciting where it's going and please welcome mayor ed lee. >> thank you mitch. thank you so much. you know innovation is infectious. it's as infectious as giants fever. how about that? so let me tell you i have been excited ever since i came here and cut the ribbon with mitch a year ago and want to the get back here and see how everything was progressing and guess what? just over a year and a half ago when we first started here and when i started as mayor san francisco unemployment rate was 9.6% and
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last week six-point 9%. what a flip and a lot of it has to do with all the job creation you're doing right here and i want to congratulate you green start and all the companies starting out here. i like to be next and involved with all of the innovation going on. that is really infectious and i really like that with this city. because there are 208 clean tech companies in san francisco and there are 83 investors and i think they're all here today. i think we earned the title of north american clean tech group and part of my administration that we support you and we engage with in how to do it better and you're part of my 17 points of job growth in the city. i ran on that as the new mayor in town. by the way i
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never have ran for public office before so you need to help me look good. i know they're going to work and as mitch said we are the ecosystem. this is how things are happening. this is why people are coming into san francisco. in addition we have a tourist sector going on, life sciences going on. everybody is innovating in the right places and doing it here in san francisco and there is a strong spirit and we will continue growth and jobs everybody. we want to help everybody out and support each other and that comes to what we do here in san francisco. today i am announcing a new initiative and clean tech sf initiative which we launching with all of you. there are three part it is of this. the first part is we're working with the california clean energy fund. i know jeff anderson is here today as part
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of them and he's going to be partners with us, and he's partners in every branch that we doing. the first thing we're doing as clean tech sf we will establish innovation zones in san francisco. what does that mean? we asked last time when we were here in san francisco and how can we help? perhaps we can help with the resources that the city doesn't use to the highest use. let's take our space. we have a lot of assets under utilized. how can we allow the demonstrations that you're having today have a real field test for what they are, and if we could allow ourselves to be very flexible with our leases, our spaces we will allow ourselves to do that with partnership with green start and incubate some of the demonstrationos our property, let's take what we're doing specifically. with our sfpuc,
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with the department of the environment and melanie is here today and doing a great job with our mos connie center and i know we have a lot of panels up there already but doesn't fill all the roof tops and there is new technology coming out all the time. we have been challenged in the solar technology arena because traditional technology has heavy weight technology that always challenged the integrity of roof tops, and moscone is the one we found and let that be for one of these companies and light ultralight technology and use, cheaper way of getting solar out there and we're going to allow them to demonstrate their product on top of our mos connie roof and that is an example
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we're doing in utilizing all of the agency's cooperations and make sure the start ups can use real testing sites in the city. that is thanks to the hardand kelly and the manager at puc and barbara hale and the second thing we're going to do is take a page out of what we're doing with clean tech and biotech life sciences. you see what mission bay is doing. they have for the last ten years building up a ecosystem of pharmaceutical companies and san francisco medical center and integrated around with the research teams to form a very strong research center and because of that center more and more companies around the world are locating there because they want to be next to the laboratory innovators. they're sharing
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laboratories, sharing scientists and collaborating and all with solutions about the future of medicine. taking a page out of that why couldn't we do the same thing with clean tech? we want to invite institutions like our california puc, our san francisco puc, our department of the environment, organizations and private institutions like sun run or pg&e to potentially create the network of their innovative sites and their innovative divisions to work together and potentially in a physical location or just begin networking first, and start working with the major universities and their research entities on their sites so we can start anchoring these institutions within san francisco and create another ecosystem of anchoring institutions. that proved successful in the delivery of pharmaceutical answers to
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medical challenges. i think it will prove to be helpful here to have them focial exciting center to come and look at and draw the attention i think of even more start ups, and the third part of this clean sf initiative is make sure that we do everything possible to support clean tech start ups. we can do that with partnership with the clean energy fund and our departments and their funds for grants and help green start with all of these start ups and make sure they know we're supporting them in every way possible, and through that partnership we will come up with even more ideas. this continues to be the innovation capital in the world and i will put that in context and melanie asked me to remind all of you. there is no other city in the united states if not the world that can say they
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accomplished goals of 80% of all of our garage is being repsyched in san francisco. we will get to 100% in our lifetimes and this i grant you because we have innovators here and people committed. we have investors here to help us with the new ideas. this last 20% of recycling is going to be the hardest but the most enjoyable. this city will continue to innovate. we will embrace clean technologies. we we will certificate green start and demonstrations that we will see today and october is innovation month and gratifying for those and happy clean tech day in san francisco. thank you very much. [applause] >> it is awesome to have the
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mayor announce that right here at green start. we are thrilled to be a part of that. it's true a year ago mayor lee asked "what can we do to help?" and we said we have lots of companies that want to test pilot things and deploy things and how can san francisco be a part of that and to see this come together so quickly is incredibly rewarding and testament to the leadership you're providing and san francisco is lucky to have you as our mayor. thank you >> good morning, everyone. just to make sure you know, we're in an international room
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and i can't think of a more international group of people standing behind me, the work force of our bay area, san francisco, and oakland and others. want to thank everybody for coming here this morning. you know, we have another announcement to make, but it's consistent with the efforts that are being made by the warriors management to work with all of us in the city and to really adapt to the kinds of things that we've all shown as the values of our city. it is so important and is so significant because i remind people, this is a private investment of hundreds of millions of dollars. did i say 5 last week? [laughter] >> i think rick is reminding me it might be north of that a lot more. but what it means, what it means to all of us that are not always on top of all the fiscal things that we have, it means a lot of jobs. and this is so important to all of us, is job creation, job
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sustaining. and, so, we have some great announcements to make and it continues the effort of making these piers 30-32 to be of greater significance than the decaying piers that we have inherited for so many decades. i'm excited that we're continuing this effort to make sure that the warriors move here, that they build arena, and that they have the season of 2017 on the focus with us to begin their presence, to return to san francisco. today we have another landmark announcement to make, and that is that an agreement has been reached with unite here, which represents -- which is local 2, represented by mike casey who is here today. and he'll go into a lot of detail with rick welch of the warriors. but generally speaking, not only are we creating jobs, but now we have agreement that these are going to be good-paying jobs because they're going to be union jobs,
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inside the arena as well as outside the arena. this is important. many of us often talk about labor peace, but i am, i think in these days, talking more about labor confidence and labor happiness because labor peace often says there's a dispute going on. here we're going way beyond dispute. we're actually making some assurances that our people who work the jobs in and outside of the arena will get the respect that they deserve. this is oftentimes -- if we lay that out early, and i think this is what the warriors are doing, they're breeding confidence in our labor force. not only do you have peace, but you can have confidence that you can have families around you supported by the jobs that we're creating here because they're going to be union-paying jobs. so, according to the fiscal feasibility report that is now on file officially with our
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city, we have indicated that there will be over 4300 direct jobs that will be created city-wide as a result of the what r warriors arena being in san francisco. and that is over 2600 that are construction jobs and we announced and went into detail about that last week. but today's announcement has a lot to do more with the over 1700 permanent jobs that will be on in the arena as well as on-site at pier 30-32. the golden state warriors have agreed to a card check neutrality across the entire project site, and this, of course, will guarantee that there will always be a fair process for the employees to choose whom they want their representation to reflect. and that's important as well because that breeds confidence in them that they will have a process that will guarantee them the benefits that they have worked very hard to earn. this card neutrality will apply
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to operations with 15 or more employees in the arena, and any operations on-site but outside the arena having 45 or more employees, this standard will also be applicable to them. it will also apply that should the warriors determine that there be any hotel built as part of this project, regardless of the employee count at that hotel, the card neutrality will extend to that operation of the hotel. this is well beyond what anyone would expect to happen. this is unique. it is purely a privately funded project, as you well realize. and that's why there is such a uniqueness to this promise and this agreement between labor and the warriors management. it will be of great benefit not only to san franciscans, the bay area workers throughout the whole region.
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the golden state warriors will also do something as significant as making sure that all of the current employees at the arena in oakland are extended jobs on this new warriors arena here in san francisco. that is also of great significance. we've oftentimes said, even in our own negotiations with the niners as they moved out, that we wanted to take care of our workers. and similarly with the warriors coming over here, they want to take care of people who have been loyal to them at the oracle arena. and some of them are right here who have worked many years at oracle as well and i think that builds confidence for you that we're dealing with the right people who make the right decisions concerning your lives. so, we can't say no to jobs. obviously we say yes to job creation, but we also a big yes to quality jobs, jobs that have security, that have been backed
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with them for many years. that's why there are so many of the employees here today to represent their support and interestses in the way these decisions are being made. so, i want to just thank mike casey for your efforts, you and your negotiating team because i know you never work alone. [laughter] >> but that you, you have a strong team of people behind you that do make sure that the interests of the work force get taken care of. and then, rick, for you and, of course, you don't work alone either. you have a lot of investors who are focused on what you're attempting to do. and your team has stepped up to the plate. both teams have reached this great agreement with the city being, i think, the greatest beneficiary of it all. that we have a satisfied and happy work force for years and years to come that will also be welcome to the whole region of people who want these jobs and make sure that they can take care of their families. so, with that, i'd like to ask
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mike casey if you want to come up and say a few words on this before -- i'm sorry, rick welch first and then mike casey. >> thank you, mayor lee. it's indeed an honor to be here today. it's a privilege for us. we've been spending a lot of time the last many months describing what it is that we want to build. you know, we want to create a world class sports and entertainment arena, the likes of which san francisco has never had. we want to reclaim piers 30-32 as a wonderful public space, giving back to san francisco and the bay area more than 7 acres of new public open space. we want to create over 100,000 square feet of retail, that could be restaurants, other retail. but that's not really what we're building. really, what we're building is memories. and i don't know about you, but some of my fondest memories growing up are with my father,
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going to a sports arena and sharing a few hours of an athletic competition. that became part of our relationship. and i think the people of local 2 led by mike casey and his leadership team, the people you see behind me, they're really the people that are going to be responsible for and creating those memories. and that's something that's going to be shared by citizens of san francisco and the entire bay area for generations to come. so, mayor, we thank you and your staff for the leadership that you've given us every step of the way here. to mike casey, thank you for being a partner and we look forward to working with you in the future. thanks very much. >> thank you. come on up, mike. and i know you have others that are with you as well. >> first of all, i want to compliment the warriors on their choice of colors. [laughter] >> happens to be the same colors as local 2, although i
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think we're a little older organization. i don't know who had the colors first, but in any event, you've got great taste. [laughter] >> so, i wanted to also thank the mayor and his team for really bringing people together and laying this out. it's remarkable the way this whole development is coming together, looking at all the different stakeholders. we were brought in at the very outset. so, mayor lee, i want to really compliment you and thank you for your leadership in this. this really is, as rick said, about building memories. but it's also about building communities and we build communities by establishing jobs that provide people living wage, that really support working families. and we're proud that the jobs that our members do in san francisco, whether it happens to be in the hotels or whether it happens to be at the sports arenas like at&t, or whether it happens to be in a restaurant or a private club in this city,
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our members are able to have fully paid health care for themselves and their families, retirees have health care to look forward to, and we have real pensions that people can at least help support social security. these are important aspects of the jobs that the industries that we represent workers in have provided. and we're grateful that the warriors have done this. but even more importantly because this is important for us, not just because of the jobs that san franciscans will have, but because of the work and the jobs that have been, you know, held by oakland residents for years. and when we asked and talked about workers from the oakland arena being able to have first shot at the jobs over here, they were very supportive of that. and i think that speaks a lot about what this project is. it's not just a san francisco project. it's a bay area project. it's a project in which working families throughout the bay area will be able to make a living. so, i just want to thank the
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warriors for seeing it in those big pictures and big terms. and, mr. mayor, for you to really have the insight and the leadership in bringing everybody together. i'd like to introduce wyling hoover who is our leader in oakland. and after wyling comes up, i'd like johnny stakes who is a worker at the oakland arena and billy who works at the ballpark here to say a couple words. >> hi, wyling from local 50. i must say that we will be sad to see the warriors go and we prefer for them to stay in oakland. we're really delighted at how we're being embraced here today and being welcomed into san francisco. on behalf of the over 500 workers who currently work at the oracle arena, a dozen or so like johnny and luz here today
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who have been there more than 30 years, literally hundreds of them have been there working with the warriors for over 20 years. and, you know, those are good jobs. the warriors have been responsible employers through their various contractors over the years. and we're really delighted to be here today and to, you know, to be part of this historic agreement that's going to, you know, preserve the opportunities that have been so important to our members. they're going to be in good hands if they come over here, when they come over here to be part of local 2. and we're really delighted to be here. thank you. >> good morning. my name is johnny stake. i've worked at the oracle arena for over 30 years. i thought it was important that i show up for this meeting, press conference, just to show support for the workers in oakland so that we can continue
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with our seniority and all of our economic benefits that we currently receive. when the new arena is built over here. a lot of us showed up today. we thought it was extremely important that we be allowed to continue employment in the new arena. >> good morning. my name is billy feliciano. i have worked at the ballpark for over 40 years and my entire family has benefited from the good union jobs at these facilities. both my sons have worked at the ballpark and my sisters worked at the arena. and i'm so glad that hundreds of other individuals will be able to have the same opportunities that i have had over the 40 years at being able to work in the hospitality area. thank you. >> thank you, billy. johnny, thank you very much. thank you again for being here
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as well. so, let's get on with job creation. and i'm going to ask rick and mike to step up here and put their signatures on this agreement. [laughter] >> details. [laughter] (applause) >> thank you. >> thank you.
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>> yes, please. >> [inaudible] the jobs that the oracle arena the job is in now? >> the jobs at the oracle arena right now is oakland, 20 50, they're not here. we have different locals in the east bay and in san francisco. >> same union? >> same union, same international union. and both jobs are union in oakland. * most jobs are union in oakland. >> please talk in the microphone. >> the workers will be given first crack at those jobs. in addition, there are going to be a lot of other jobs. there will be restaurants, possibly hotels the mayor mentioned. and those jobs are also covered by the neutrality agreements. >> the mayor was talking about 1700 other jobs, but there were in the employees group, 45 employees outside, a smaller number inside the arena.
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i'm sure you've done the math because you know some idea. out of those 1700, what is your estimate of how many of them will end up being union jobs? >> well, you it's hard to judge because this is going to be a year round -- i shouldn't speak to this. rick knows better than i. but it's going to be pretty much a year round venue. * so, there are jobs other than just basketball events. there are going to be other catering events, perhaps other, you know, concerts and those types of things. and our agreement extends across the board in the arena itself. and then as the mayor mentioned, if they have smaller operators like a restaurant or a little outlet inside, that, anything over 15 people will be union in that event. and then if they have like a larger restaurant or other type of food and beverage operation, anything with 45 workers or more will also be included in
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the card check agreement. >> and then perhaps you know. what is kind of the ballpark arena average, the average salary of the people who work in -- these are concession jobs. >> it ranges as much as the jobs themselves range. so, you have full-time workers who are employed. you have a lot of part-time workers. i'm sure some of the people represented here are part-time workers who are only working at the game. so, really -- >> [inaudible]. >> my constituent. >> the hourly rate, again, we're not negotiating. [laughter] >> i want to be clear. [laughter] >> so, the ballpark -- the ballpark figures right now at the ballpark, the hourly wage for most concession workers is 16.40 an hour. and then that's in addition to
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that is health care and pensions. but that's to be negotiated, you know, what we do, you know, here in the new arena. >> everyone will be around for individual questions after. thanks for coming. >> thank you. (applause) ...